The Best Platform Beds: Our Top 16 Picks

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Do you need underbed storage space in your bedroom? Maybe you'd like to save money with a mattress foundation that skips the box spring? If so, a platform bed frame offers an ultra-chic option that'll do both while giving your space a healthy dose of style that'll fit in with any decor.

Plus, platform beds are low-profile and excellent for small spaces, as they can create an open, airy atmosphere or make a cramped space feel more livable. If you follow interior design online or in magazines, you've probably seen these sleek beauties popping up in your feed. They're currently one of the most popular bed options in modern homes.

This guide features the top 15 platform beds available online right now. We've also included all the information you need to choose a dreamy platform bed that'll fit with your space, complete with expert advice and input. Ready to upgrade your bedroom?

Meet the experts

To create this guide we spoke with a range of furniture and interior design experts, including: 

  • Jess Harrell, Founder and Interior Designer, The Styled Domicile
  • Grace Baena, Interior Designer at Kaiyo
  • Doug Shumway, Co-founder + VP of Product Development at Thuma

What is a Platform Bed?

Platform Bed in a Bedroom

Platform beds, aka panel beds, are popular in today's homes and throughout the world of interior design. They're not just a minimalist or modern thing, either — they come in styles ranging from minimalist to rustic, accommodating every mattress size you can imagine. But what sets them apart from other beds?

Some of these beds look like the mattress is resting on a stage-like platform in the room, as seen in the beautiful bedroom pictured above, while others use a simple bed base with wood slats to support the mattress. But they all share one thing in common: no box spring.  

"A platform bed is a bed frame that doesn't require a box spring," explains Jess Harrell. "The mattress sits directly on the sturdy frame made of either metal or wood. A platform bed typically has a low profile and a more modern look than those that require a box spring."

Read more: What is a Platform Bed? The Complete Buyer's Guide

What are the Benefits of a Platform Bed?

Beyond making your bedroom Insta-worthy, platform beds offer a range of benefits. And if you're like most of us, you probably want to do your research before investing your hard-earned money in a new bed frame. We get it! To help, we've highlighted what the experts had to say about the benefits of a platform bed below:

Lower Costs

"With a platform bed, you don't need to purchase a box spring, which means you save money or have more to spend on the frame itself. In addition, a platform bed creates a cleaner and more streamlined look," said Jess Harrell. "And there's no ugly box spring to cover with a bed skirt or box spring cover, which means more money in your pocket."


Platform beds are more practical than you might initially think. For example, many options feature storage drawers underneath the frame, perfect for small-space living. And since they don't require a box spring, they make moving day more manageable by reducing the number of oversized items you'll need to take.

"Platform beds are incredibly sturdy and capable of holding a lot of weight," added Grace Baena. In addition to holding more weight than other bedroom furniture, they're less likely to get jostled around and damage your floors.

Aesthetic Appeal

"With traditional beds, the added height of a box spring usually means that a good bit of the headboard is hidden," Jess Harrell told Living Cozy. "A platform bed looks more proportional, with less height to obscure the headboard."

"Platform beds have also become more popular appearance-wise in recent years, with a ton of different stylistic designs to choose from," said Grace Baena.

The 16 Best Platform Beds According to Experts and Reviewers

1. The Bed Frame

The Floyd Bed Frame with Headboard

Brand: Floyd
Starting at $875

The Platform Bed Frame from Floyd comes in sizes ranging from twin to king, with the option to include a headboard. This modular frame is designed to evolve, allowing you to go up in size. Plus, you can add underbed storage (on one or both sides). "I've had the Floyd Bed Frame for a few years, and while other pieces of furniture have come and gone, it continues to be the only bed I want in my space," wrote Sasha Weilbaker. (You can read the rest of what Sasha had to say in her Floyd Bed review on Living Cozy.)

"I've had the Floyd Bed Frame for a few years, and while other pieces of furniture have come and gone, it continues to be the only bed I want in my space."

Floyd's wood platform bed frame is made in the U.S. and offers easy assembly. For the wood, you can choose between birch, oak, and walnut finishes, and for the metal hardware, you can choose white or black finishes. This bed also features a solid base to provide full support for foam and hybrid mattresses.

Customer reviews: 4.7 out of 5 from 999 reviews

"Truly in love with this bed. I got it without the headboard, and I very much enjoy the fact that I can upgrade to it if I ever want to. It's beautiful and sturdy," reads one review on the Platform Bed Frame from Floyd.

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2. Chorus Bed

Burrow Circa Bed

Brand: Burrow
Starts at $795

The Chorus Bed from Burrow comes in full, queen, and king sizes. You can order it without a headboard or add a wooden or upholstered headboard to complete the look and protect your bedroom walls. It also boasts color-matched finishes, clean lines, and a minimalist aesthetic that can fit in with almost any interior design theme.

Much like Burrow's famous sofas, the Chorus bed is easy to put together and designed to add style to your space for years to come. This solid wood platform bed features wood-slatted mattress support and a quiet, stable base for deep sleep. In addition, you can choose between oak and walnut wood finishes.

Customer reviews: 4.9 out of 5 from 43 reviews

"This headboard fits the frame perfectly, and the bed feels like it's all one solid piece, unlike a lot of other headboards. The stitch details are really high-end, too," said one customer in their 5-star review.

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3. Gaby

Gaby Bed from Interior Define

Brand: Interior Define
Starts at $2,245

Interior Define's Gaby is a minimalist bed frame with a sleek silhouette. "Gaby is timeless with a modern rail leg and wooden frame. Minimal in design, big on comfort and style. Customize with leather for a fresh take on a modern silhouette," explains Interior Define's Director of Merchandising, Emily K.

Gaby is available as a queen and king sized frame with your choice of 45" or 55" headboard height.

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4. The Bed

Thuma Bed Frame

Brand: Thuma
Starting at $795

The Bed from Thuma is designed to be the perfect platform bed frame, with thoughtful design and careful craftsmanship. It comes with the platform frame, a PillowBoard, and extra-strength cushion-coated slat supports. The PillowBoard is a Thuma-exclusive headboard made from comfortable, snuggle-worthy foam with a removable linen cover. It boasts a low profile and minimalist style, allowing you to show it off or cover it up with plush pillows.

“What makes The Bed special is the thoughtful design and quality craftsmanship. Every inch of The Bed was carefully considered—from The PillowBoard, which creates a pro-lounge environment, to the rounded corners that protect shins to the 5ish minute, tool-free assembly," says Doug Shumway, Co-founder + VP of Product Development at Thuma. "The Bed is built to last a lifetime and crafted from real, upcycled wood. The combination of naturally noise-minimizing Japanese joinery and double strength slats means that you’re always supported."

"The Bed is built to last a lifetime and crafted from real, upcycled wood."

The Bed comes in a range of sizes, including twin size, full size, queen size, king size, California king-size, and daybed size. So you'll have options for everything from a tiny guest room to a luxurious master suite. And the solid wood frame is made using techniques from Japanese artisans that naturally minimize noise, allow for easy assembly, and eliminate excess metal hardware.

Review: Read out review of The Bed by Thuma

"It’s actually a fairly high platform bed frame that offers ample storage space underneath it. This extra underbed storage is crucial for me because I like to switch and swap my bedding with the seasons (and my moods), so I can easily store blankets underneath the bed until I need them," writes Kelly Weimert, who reviewed The Bed for Living Cozy. "As far as I’m concerned, it’s the perfect platform bed."

Customer reviews: 4.9 out of 5 from 10,427 reviews

"Honestly the best bed I have ever owned," reads one 5-star review. "Completely solid, doesn't make a sound no matter how much you move on it. Extremely great quality. Worth every penny and beautiful craftsmanship."

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5. Dune Bed Frame

Parachute Dune Bed Frame

Brand: Parachute
Starts at $1,800

The Dune Bed Frame from Parachute is a customizable platform bed frame that comes in a range of fabrics, colors, and sizes. It's handcrafted in the U.S. and boasts kiln-dried hardwood and mortise-and-tenon joints designed for years of lasting enjoyment.

The Dune Bed Frame is designed with superior lumbar support in mind. The headboard is modern and sloped, perfect for lazy mornings spent reading in bed, and the all-over upholstery adds a super-cozy touch. And the frame uses hardwood slats to support the mattress, and the upholstery features double top stitching for a flawless finish.

Customer reviews: 5 out of 5 with 1 review

"So happy with this purchase! Nice to have a quality American-made and aesthetically pleasing alternative to the Italian-made Flou bed," wrote a happy customer. "Nice job, Parachute Home!"

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6. Savoy Bed

Savoy Bed Frame

Brand: Inside Weather
Starts at $949

The Savoy Bed from Inside Weather is a fully-customizable platform bed that comes in various sizes and options. Designed and made in the U.S., the Savoy Bed has a high-quality, low-profile frame built to last for years. And you can customize the height, configuration, style, and finish to create a personalized piece of furniture that fits your style and personality.

Inside Weather designed the Savoy Bed to support all types of mattresses. It also promotes temperature regulation so you can get a good night's sleep without overheating.

Customer reviews: 4.6 out of 5 with 52 reviews

"My husband and I were excitedly anticipating this bed, and our wait was well worth it! The assembly was easy, and it is such a cool addition to our minimal and modern mid-century vibe," reads one 5-star review. "Not only that, but the design is super smart!"

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7. Thompson Bed

The Thompson Bed

Brand: Maiden Home
Starts at $3,225

The Thompson Bed from Maiden Home has an organic appeal with a refined silhouette and is fully customizable. You can choose from a range of fabric and leather upholstery options and multiple wood finish colors for the legs and frame. In addition, the bed comes in queen size, king size, and the ever-luxurious California king size, so there's something for your home regardless of your square footage.

The Thompson Bed features a hand-finished solid wood frame and a fabric-wrapped headboard. So, whether you order the queen bed or the California king, you'll enjoy a comfortable lounging experience.

Customer reviews: 5 out of 5 with 14 reviews

"Love, love, LOVE my new Thompson bed! I was concerned that it might not be solidly constructed enough to prevent movement, but no issue there," wrote one satisfied customer. "The wood and finish are gorgeous and flawless. The upholstery is absolute perfection. All in all, an exceptional purchase and installation experience. I highly recommend this piece. Thank you, Maiden Home!"

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8. Playa Platform Storage Bed

Playa Platform Storage Bed

Brand: Raymour & Flanigan
Starts at $1,079.95

The Playa Platform Storage Bed by Raymour & Flanigan features a warm and relaxed vibe that'll fit right in with any cozy bedroom. It boasts ample storage space for your belongings with two spacious drawers, making it excellent for smaller homes and apartments. The Playa Platform Storage Bed comes in both queen and king sizes.

Customer reviews: 4.9 out of 5 with 339 reviews

"The bed is strong and good looking," reads one five-star customer review. "The headboard is not short or super tall but the right height to put pillows when sitting down. The bed doesn't make a noise when I jump off it. The color of the actual bed was more of a light charcoal gray instead of natural wood, which I liked even more. Happy with my purchase."

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9. Hudson Bed

Hubson Bed

Brand: Castlery
Starts at $999

The Hudson Bed from Castlery is an eye-catching platform bed option with wood slats and metal supports, creating a sturdy base for almost any mattress. It boasts classic espresso and rust undertones with brass accents for a distinct mid-century modern vibe. And with a soft, upholstered headboard, it's comfy enough for lazy days and streaming marathons.

This upholstered bed can fit with almost any decor style thanks to the dark wood tones, and the solid acacia wood frame is built to last. It features a wire brush finish on the wood with a powder-coated leg finish to create a sophisticated appeal.

Customer reviews: 4.8 out of 5 with 20 reviews

"I got the queen size of Hudson bed and can't be happier with this bed," wrote one satisfied customer. "This is the best and most beautiful bed I've ever had. I had it assembled and it is very sturdy. I would definitely recommend it."

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10. Leesa Platform Bed

Leesa Platform Bed

Brand: Leesa
Starts at $549

The Leesa Platform Bed is a minimalist option with an affordable price point. This simple platform bed doesn't come with a headboard or footboard, just a slatted bed base with roll-out birchwood slats. Leesa's Platform Bed bed comes in sizes ranging from twin (and twin XL) to California king-size. In addition, the grey upholstery can work with any interior theme.

The Leesa Platform Bed features screw-on wood legs for sturdy support. However, you can also purchase the Leesa Foundation with no legs at a lower price. So, whether you want a queen platform bed that's low to the ground without the legs or a California king size that's lifted with the legs, you can get precisely what you need.

Customer reviews: 4.1 out of 5 with 126 reviews

"I cannot say enough about the platform," wrote one customer in their 5-star review. "Build quality is very good, and it was a snap to assemble. Took ten mins no tools necessary. Very sturdy should last many, many years."

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11. Wood Frame

Tuft & Needle Wood Frame Bed

Brand: Tuft & Needle
Starts at $1,295

The Wood Frame platform bed from Tuft & Needle comes with a solid wood frame available in either oak or walnut. In addition, it's made from high-quality hardwood with sturdy construction and easy assembly. This platform bed boasts an heirloom quality at an affordable price point, and it's sure to provide years of lasting enjoyment.

The Wood Frame can fit almost any space or style with a simple frame and clean lines. It comes in full, queen, king, and California king sizes, and each frame boasts slat supports. You also have the option to add a matching nightstand or end table (or both!) at checkout.

Customer reviews: 4.7 out of 5 with 339 reviews

"Really like the look of the bed in its simplicity, but at the same time it is very sturdy, and components seem of very good quality," reads one review. "That coupled with our 3rd T&N mattress, makes us a very happy customer!!"

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12. Tessu

Tessu Bed Frame

Brand: Article
Starts at $799

"I would recommend the Article Tessu. It's surprisingly well made for its price point. It's also pretty neutral in terms of look and color options, making it easily incorporated into many different styles of bedrooms," said Jess Harrell.

Tessu boasts a zen-like Scandi design that's perfect for everything from sleeping and lounging to scrolling and streaming. It features solid wood legs, a wood slat base, and a sturdy upholstered headboard. The Tessu is also available in both queen and king-size bed options. And the frame is covered in a linen-blend upholstery with light filling for comfort and coziness.

Customer reviews: 4.4 out of 5 with 244 reviews

"Very solid bed. We kept the queen mattress from our old bed and were amazed at the great improvement in comfort," reads one 5-star customer review. "Who knew that the platform makes such a difference! And we like never nailing our toes on the legs."

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13. Grey Upholstered Square Stitched Platform Bed

Grey Upholstered Square Stitched Platform Bed Frame

Brand: Zinus

The Grey Upholstered Square Stitched Platform Bed by Zinus features a square tufted headboard with geometric styling and a foam-padded frame. This bed boasts a sturdy interior metal platform bed frame and dense foam padding, with supportive wooden slats and center legs for stability. The slats are 2.8-3.3" apart, and the headboard features a unique zippered compartment to store your personal belongings.

The Grey Upholstered Platform Bed is one of the best-selling frames on Overstock from a wide range of retailers and manufacturers. The linked listing above is for a queen bed, but you can search for the bed on Overstock to find the model in other sizes.

Customer reviews: 4.9 out of 5 with 129 reviews

"Really like this bed. It is clean and simple and pretty simple to put together," reads one 5-star review. "All of the pieces, including the folding side panels, go into the back of the headboard for moving. Great value and a great look!"

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14. Williams Solid Wood and Upholstered Bed

Williams Upholstered Bed

Brand: All Modern
Starts at $510

The Williams Solid Wood and Upholstered Bed from All Modern is oozing mid-century modern flair, with an updated silhouette that features crisp, clean lines. The bed boasts tapered mid-century style feet to ground the piece and upholstery to pad the rails and headboard while softening the look. The foam-filled cushioning makes it super comfy to lean against while watching TV or reading, and the upholstery comes in two elegant grey colors.

This modern bed also includes a wooden slat kit and comes in sizes ranging from full to California king, and it's super easy to assemble. Whatever size you choose, you'll enjoy the solid wood frame and soft headboard for years to come.

Customer reviews: 4.6 out of 5 with 913 reviews

"I LOVE this bed. Easy to assemble, and it is just beautiful/exactly as pictured. Great detail on the seams, and my shins appreciate the upholstered and rounded frame," wrote one happy customer. "Just beautiful!"

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15. The Nectar Platform Bed

Nectar Platform Bed

Brand: Nectar
Starts at $341

The Nectar Platform Bed from the ever-popular mattress retailer features a sleek bedframe with a simple yet sophisticated design. It boasts retro-style angled legs with classic wooden slats that create a solid foundation for almost any mattress. In addition, you can bundle a mattress, mattress protector, and sheet set with your order on checkout to make outfitting your new bedroom a snap.

The Nectar Platform Bed cannot be attached to a headboard or footboard, so it's an excellent option for those who prefer a more minimalist style. And since it's made with quality materials and engineered to last, it comes with a lifetime warranty to protect your purchase for years to come.

Customer reviews: 5 out of 5 with 168 reviews

"Excellent aesthetically, sturdy, and comfortable," reads one 5-star review. "Straightforward to assemble. I love the low contour instead of a bed I have to climb up into! I would recommend this and buy it again!"

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16. Brooke Platform Bed

Brooke Platform Bed

Brand: Lulu and Georgia
Starts at $2,998

The Brooke Platform Bed from Lulu and Georgia is a sleigh bed-style platform frame made from solid oak with eye-catching curved lines. It boasts cane paneling at the headboard and footboard with a whitewashed finish to complement the woven details and natural texture.

This Brooke Platform Bed's understated design and wood construction allow it to fit in with any decor style. The slat distance is 2.75", ideal for most types of mattresses, and assembly is a snap. It comes in queen and king sizes, and the sleigh rail sits 13" inches from the ground.

Customer reviews: 3 out of 5 with 1 review

"Love love this bed, but a regular king mattress does not fit. The bed frame still shows a huge gap so you can see the slats on every side (top, bottom, and sides). I've measured and it's just a very odd size. Just be warned, you will probably need a HUGE duvet to tuck in those gaps so it doesn't show. Also, pillows will fall down the crack," wrote one customer. "Still love the look, just not the best functionality-wise."

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Can Any Mattress Go on a Platform Bed?

Platform beds can work with any mattress, as long as it's a comfortable height and adequately supported by the base. Platform beds come with base options ranging from solid to adjustable slats, so you'll likely find an option that works well for your mattress and your tastes.

Here are some things to consider depending on the type of mattress you choose:

  • Hybrid mattress: Hybrid mattresses typically feature pocket coils and latex or foam, and they work well with solid platform bed bases or very close-set slats (<2.5" apart).
  • Latex mattress: Latex mattresses require a sturdy bedframe to support their heavy weight, and platform bed frames are an excellent solution. They can work with solid and slatted bases, as long as the slats are close-set (<6" apart).
  • Memory foam mattress: Memory foam mattresses often require a solid base to keep the warranty intact, as they work best when supported evenly. Many platform bedframes feature a solid base to accommodate this type of mattress. If you use slats, you want them very close together (<2.5" apart) to ensure good support.
  • Innerspring mattress: Innerspring mattresses usually work best with box springs — using an innerspring mattress without a box spring can sometimes void the warranty. If you use an innerspring mattress on a platform bed, opt for a solid base or a slatted base with close-set slats (<6" apart).

Remember, your mattress is an investment, and you don't want to toss it on the cheapest frame you can find on Amazon — you want to protect it (and your spine) for years to come. When in doubt, check your mattress's warranty before choosing your bed frame.

Written by
Shelby Golding
Shelby Golding is a Colorado-based writer/editor with over a decade of experience. She has a college education in interior design and enjoys woodworking in her free time.

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